Recently, the latest cars that will be joining the 2022 Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne, the most glamorous automotive extravaganza in the UK, has been revealed. Once again, the Concours of Elegance shows why they are recognized around the world for bringing together the most spectacular and the rarest motor cars in existence, with the latest star car announcements that will be showcased in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace.
The Concours of Elegance, presented by A. Lange & Söhne will run from September 2-4, and among the cars that will be on display during the event is one of the rarest Ferraris of all, the almost mythical Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, or more commonly known as the ‘Tre Posti’.
Originally designed to be the basis of a Le Mans racer, the wide, low, and gorgeously sleek 365 P made its world debut at the 1966 Paris Motor Show. It toured the globe, impressing audiences with its futuristic Pininfarina body, three-seater cabin, and mid-mounted V12 – which also made it the first Ferrari road car to be given that configuration. It is that same car that will be put on display at the Concours tenth anniversary show this September.
1966 Ferrari 365P Berlinetta Speciale
In the beginning, Enzo Ferrari had misgivings about a mid-engined road car. The engineering team itself persuaded the Il Commendatore and he eventually relented. It is powered by a 380 bhp 4.4-liter V12 placed just behind the central driver’s seat with independent suspension all around. The design inspired the later generations of Ferrari supercars.
The 365 P looked so futuristic, especially for its time that Gianni Agnelli, an auto industry behemoth and boss of Fiat, was so enamored of the car that he had one commission for his own. It is the only other example produced. Agnelli was known to be very discerning when it came to cars. He also had a reputation to be a bit wild, as he was known to fling himself from helicopters into the Mediterranean. He once claimed that the 365 P had “monstrous acceleration”. Only two 365 P were made making it one of the rarest and most valuable Ferraris in existence. This September, Concours of Elegance guests will have the chance to see this truly exceptional vehicle up close in one of the most exciting events in the year.
Another three-seat performance car will also be showcased at the Hampton Court Palace, in the ultimate, most extreme version of the McLaren F1, the GTR ‘Long Tail’. Only 10 of these racing cars were manufactured during the 1997 racing season. It was powered by the monstrous BMW-developed V12 engine matched with Gordon Murray’s genius and gorgeous design.
The F1 GTR was successful in competition even when going up against purpose-built racing machinery. Technically a road based car, the F1 GTR still dominated and completely demolished the prototypes at Le Mans in 1995. It had the race trim that was slightly reigned in, it had the maximum 600 bhp, and due to massive lightweight measures taken, it was also quicker than the road car. The GTR Long Tail had an overall weight of 910 kg compared to the road car’s 1140 kg. With a modified and extended body giving it an improved downforce.
1997 McLaren F1 GTR
During the late 1990s, it was successfully campaigned around the world and it even won at Silverstone in the British GT championship in 1997 with the future McLaren test driver Chris Goodwin at the wheel. McLaren maestros at Lanzante recently converted the example for road use making it one of the most extreme road registered cars in the world.
Aside from the legendary 365 P ‘Tre Posti’, another significant Ferrari will be featured during this much-awaited September event. It is a car that is arguably the most beautiful completion car of all time: the 1957 Ferrari 500 TRC Sports Racer. In response to the
Title: Latest Exemplary Cars For Concours Of Elegance 2022
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Published Date: Wed, 11 May 2022 17:47:09 +0000
BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
Written by Barbara Toombs
Fremont Street in the heart of downtown Las Vegas.
Millions of visitors are understandably attracted to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas’ renowned Strip each year, where world-class resorts, casinos, shows and incredible dining options are the name of the game.
What many don’t realize is that there’s another fascinating side to the Entertainment Capital of the World, headlined by two cultural districts known simply as Downtown and Chinatown.
Downtown Las Vegas (also known as DTLV) is really where this unique desert city got its start. In 1931, construction began on what is now known as the Hoover Dam, attracting thousands of workers to a site just east of the city. To capitalize on this growing workforce, savvy businessmen began building casinos and showgirl venues along Las Vegas’ only paved road at the time: Fremont Street.
Today, DTLV is comprised of three distinct districts. Many visitors to the city are already familiar with one of them: the Fremont Street Casino District, which contains museums, restaurants and bars, as well as the original Las Vegas casinos, including El Cortez, Golden Nugget and Golden Gate. Here you’ll also find the renowned Fremont Street Experience, which debuted in 1995. This pedestrian-only thoroughfare is covered by a canopy of more than two million LED lights and a state-of-the-art sound system that comes to life every night for a spectacular sound and light show called “Viva Vision.”
The Arts District
A popular attraction in this district is The Mob Museum (the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement), which showcases intriguing tales and the age-old dichotomy of good guys versus bad guys. Explore at your own pace, go on a guided tour or uncover museum surprises as part of a group scavenger hunt. Want a literal “taste” of old-school Las Vegas? Plan to dine at Top of Binion’s Steakhouse, perched on the 24th floor of Binion’s Gambling Hall. The restaurant dates back to 1965 when it was known as Top of the Mint, the signature dining spot at The Mint hotel tower. The interior design (and menu – think steak, prime rib, lobster and even Baked Alaska) is a throwback to an earlier era when the mob ran much of Las Vegas, but the real draw is the spectacular view through dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Built in 2002, the Fremont East Entertainment District (FEED) is a six-block area that stretches from Las Vegas Boulevard East to 8th Street and from Ogden Street South to Carson. FEED is pedestrian-friendly, offering diverse street life and many eateries, cafes, bars and lounges, as well as ample shopping opportunities and lively entertainment. A must-see attraction in this district is the Downtown Container Park – a dining, shopping and live music venue made of 45 colorful repurposed shipping containers, all fronted by a two-story, fire-breathing praying mantis who made its original debut at Burning Man. Nearby is the popular Bin 702 – one of many great dining choices in the area – featuring a great selection of beer and wine, as well as a tantalizing choice of charcuterie and cheese, sandwiches and small plates for sharing.
18b sign in The Arts District.
In recent years, The Arts District – or the 18b as it’s also known (a reference to it occupying 18 blocks of Downtown Las Vegas, loosely outlined by Commerce Street, Colorado Ave, Fourth Street and Hoover Avenue) – has been growing in popularity. Its monthly “First Friday” block party and art walk features food trucks and live music, serving as a backdrop for artists showing their works off at a variety of open-air and indoor galleries. These include The Arts Factory, home to over 30 artists and art galleries, and ArtSquare, a hip establishment that houses design stores, designer’s studios, wellness spots, and food and drink outlets. Behind The Arts Factory sits one of many great dining choices in The Arts District: Taverna Costera, serving up delicious Coastal Mediterranean fusion that draws inspiration from coastal Spanish, French, Italian and Greek cuisines and beyond.
Just a couple of miles east of the Strip, along Spring Mountain Road (roughly between Rainbow Boulevard and Interstate 15), lies the city’s amazing Chinatown, which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Here you’ll find the largest collection of Asian businesses in Southern Nevada, including a multitude of authentic Asian restaurants, gift shops, a hair stylist, a reflexologist, home decor, an Asian supermarket and the only Chinese bookstore in Nevada.
At Chinatown’s heart is the enormous and ornate Chinatown Plaza, featuring a colorful, dragon-adorned, Tang Dynasty-inspired gate and gleaming
Title: BEYOND THE STRIP: Discover the Cultural Gems of Las Vegas
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Published Date: Fri, 19 May 2023 18:07:14 +0000
2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
This red 1967 Corvette custom coupe received a complete custom restoration at Springfield Motorsports in Peachland BC, Canada. The build consists of a completely new jig-mounted tube chassis with C4 corvette front upper and lower control arms riding on coilover shocks and power rack & pinion steering. The rear differential is a custom narrowed 9-inch Ford with aluminum Dale Gerry center section with Wilwood disc brakes on all 4 corners. Filling out the wheel wells are custom offset Fikse wheels.
K&S machine in Kelowna, British Columbia took the 454ci engine and machined it to 496ci it is equipped with Comp Thumper camshaft and 800cfm carburetor and it creates a true hot rod sound through the ceramic-coated exhaust. Lee Baxter upholstery created the one-off hand-stitched red leather interior with a rear storage area. It features Vintage Air, Digital gauges, power windows and a leather-wrapped vintage-style steering wheel.
Title: 2024 SCOTTSDALE AUCTION: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Coupe – No Reserve
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Published Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2023 15:52:01 +0000
From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
The Honda CBX 1000 was only in production for four years, but that was enough time for it to leave a lasting impression on the motorcycle industry. First released it in 1978 as a screaming six-cylinder naked superbike, it later faced stiff competition from its stablemate—the equally iconic CB900F. So the Japanese marque redesigned it as a sport tourer, halfway through its tenure.
The updated ‘CBX-B’ had a touring fairing, optional panniers, and Honda’s new-at-the-time Pro-Link mono-shock setup. It was a hair less powerful than before, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a legend in its own right. If you park a CBX and CBX-B next to each other, you could argue that the latter has more presence.
It’s that mystique that prompted the owner of this 1982 Honda CBX 1000 Pro-Link to buy it. Enamored with the fusion of modern technology and ancient traditions found in Japanese cities like Tokyo and Kyoto, he was on the hunt for a classic motorcycle that embodied that philosophy. When he found the CBX, the sheer brutalism of its six-cylinder engine was impossible to ignore.
“In the eyes of this enthusiast, the engine wasn’t just a mechanical marvel; it was the soul of the motorcycle, much like the heart in a human body,” says Tiago Gonçalves, founder of the Portuguese custom shop, Unik Edition. “This revelation laid the foundation for a transformative project, one that would honor the motorcycle’s origins while infusing it with a new identity.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: From Hamamatsu to Lisbon: A Honda CBX 1000 restomod by Unik Edition
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Published Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2023 16:34:54 +0000
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